Random Engineering Beauty


Update: Turns out this particular bridge is on the national historic list – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albertus_L._Meyers_Bridge

Over the weekend, we had a kids birthday party to attend in Allentown PA. Instead of taking our normal route, we decided to punch up the Droid GPS and see which way it took us.  We ended up well off the beaten path, but what we found was quite enjoyable.  As is often the case, a different perspective will give you a completely new understanding. Take for instance this bridge.  Nothing real great at least from above.

But drop down to the surface road below and you gain an eyeful….

BTW, I took this with the mighty HTC Evo phone.  Enjoy!

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About Kevin
Hi… I am a husband, father, brother and neighbor. I am employed as a Civil Engineer and have enjoyed playing the drums for the last 30+ years.

4 Responses to Random Engineering Beauty

  1. John Evans says:

    Awesome pic. I love structural construction like this. Do the other bridges in the area resemble this?

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    • Kevin says:

      I do believe there are several others like this that span the Lehigh River and the adjoining communities. I’ll seek them out and make a post as i find them!

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  2. Mike says:

    Great picture, seems strange that now it takes so much longer to build things that don’t have the character that older structures (bridges, buildings, etc) have.

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  3. Hillary Spear says:

    Beautiful!

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